ITMN Class of 2011

   Gary Earls, Scarlett Cludius, Pam Mundo, Joe Mundo, Betty Reuscher, Nola Factor, Kim Jayroe, Ron Brown, Becky England

                                       Seated  Bob Brannan, Debee Arnold     Absent  Jon Reuscher

 The Indian Trail Chapter proudly announces the successful completion of their 2011 training class.  Trainees attended over 40 hours of classroom and field study in Ecosystems of Texas, Rangeland Ecology and Management, Ornithology, Entomology, Mammalogy, Weather and Climate, Geology, Plants and other nature-related topics taught by  recognized experts.  These ITMN members have already begun working on the 40 hours of volunteer service and 8 hours of advanced training which must be completed to become Certified Texas Master Naturalists.

The Indian Trail Chapter received its charter in October of 2010.  The organization’s goal is to provide education, outreach and service dedicated to land stewardship and beneficial management of natural resources.  ITMN meetings are held on the fourth Monday of each month at the First United Methodist Church in Waxahachie. The business meeting commences at 6 p.m. with the hour-long program following at 7 p.m. Both the meetings and programs are open to the public. The focus of the November 28th program is Plant Marauders, presented by Marilyn Sallee, a Texas Master Naturalist with the Cross Timbers Chapter. The speaker will help identify invasive plants that have a dark aggressive side, escaping from our gardens to run amuck in parks and native areas. Strategies for combatting these invaders will be presented.


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